73. Limitation of actions.

The general rule is that actions for damages for negligence may not be brought after the expiration of six years1 from the date on which the cause of action accrued2. In negligence actions, since damage is an essential part of the cause of action, the period of limitation runs from the date of the damage and not of the act which causes the damage3.

In the case of latent damage other than personal injuries, the period is either six years from the date on which the cause of action accrued or, if later, three years from the date when it